Bridge why or why not?

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by apnurserock apnurserock (Member)

Do you think that having a bridge from LPN to BSN a good idea? please explain

Here.I.Stand, BSN, RN

Specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro. Has 16 years experience. 5,047 Posts

I'm not an LPN--saw this post on the list o' fora--but yes I think it's a good idea. Otherwise if you desired to further your nursing education, you'd have to start over first. I'm an ADN RN working on my BSN, and I remember back when I was first looking at BSN programs. At the time I was working in the SICU/CVICU at the U-of-my-state hospital, and the same U didn't have an RN-BSN bridge. Actually that was before I knew what a "bridge" was--I was two years out of nursing school and just figured that my ADN credits could transfer. I remember thinking it made no sense that I was qualified to take care of the sickest of the sick in their own hospital, but if I enrolled in their nursing program I'd have to start by learning to do ADLs and administer pills.

SionainnRN

SionainnRN

Specializes in Emergency Room, Trauma ICU. Has 5 years experience. 914 Posts

Why are you making us do your homework??

apnurserock

apnurserock

26 Posts

Ha ha ha I'm not just general questions

SionainnRN

SionainnRN

Specializes in Emergency Room, Trauma ICU. Has 5 years experience. 914 Posts

Right. Brand new account and over 10 threads started. Nope not buying it.

shan409

shan409, ASN, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Postpartum, Mother/Baby, Comm. Health, Geriatric. Has 7 years experience. 340 Posts

I'm bridging because RN programs and their waitlists are crazy (Metro-Detroit area and down to Toledo, OH).

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

Do you think that having a bridge from LPN to BSN a good idea? please explain

I think that a bridge/transition from LPN to BSN is a good idea. Any baccalaureate (BA/BS) degree provides the foundation for a well-rounded education in liberal arts, sciences, mathematics, and humanities. The added fund of knowledge can open one's worldview.

However, many people enjoy their roles as LPNs, and we should not force the BSN degree down the throats of nurses who do not want this credential

VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych. Has 20 years experience. 142 Articles; 9,977 Posts

Or who cannot afford this credential.

MrChicagoRN, RN

Specializes in Leadership, Psych, HomeCare, Amb. Care. Has 30 years experience. 2,589 Posts

Why would it ever Not be a good idea?

Please explain.

apnurserock

apnurserock

26 Posts

Thats a big leap their a big difference from what a LPN can and what we as nurse with higher degrees can do. Just my opinion; I dont think its a good idea,but hey.

Why would it ever Not be a good idea?

Please explain.

Thats a big leap their a big difference from what a LPN can and what we as nurse with higher degrees can do. Just my opinion; I dont think its a good idea,but hey.

How is the jump any different than someone with zero nursing experience bypassing the ADN and going straight to BSN?

Also- by saying you don't think it's a good idea are you suggesting that once you become an LPN you should forfeit all your rights to a higher education?

So a kid straight from high school has the right to get their BSN but an LPN wouldn't be qualified or entitled to advance their practice?

Are you confusing what "bridge" means? You do realize it entails going back to school!

Edited by Cream and sugar LPN

HazelLPN, LPN

Specializes in Adult ICU/PICU/NICU. Has 54 years experience. 490 Posts

Thats a big leap their a big difference from what a LPN can and what we as nurse with higher degrees can do. Just my opinion; I dont think its a good idea,but hey.

Please read the excellent posts written by the Commuter as to what the LPN role is like. She says it much better than I ever will.

https://allnurses.com/lpn-lvn-corner/lpns-myths-misconceptions-746909.html

]https://allnurses.com/lpn-lvn-corner/lpns-myths-misconceptions-750179.html

https://allnurses.com/lpn-lvn-corner/lpns-myths-misconceptions-753065.html

https://allnurses.com/lpn-lvn-corner/lpns-myths-misconceptions-756397.html